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Social Action Coordinating Commission

This commission strives to encourage, support, and demonstrate the Christ-like servant leadership of IHM parish members in their efforts for social justice through prayer, advocacy, education, and financial/material support of those in need. The commission in all of its activities promotes the themes of Catholic Social Teaching such as recognizing that all human life is sacred; seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable; supporting global solidarity; caring for God’s creation. The Commission meets the 1st Monday of the month at 7:15 p.m.

It is part of our mission to "live and share" the Good News of Jesus Christ.

All parishioners are invited to discern serving as a parish leader. The Parish Pastoral Council will help you prayerfully discern where to best use your God-given talents, and will provide training for effective servant leadership.

For more information, please contact Mike Suter
Staff Liaison: Debbie Birck

Bob Hilmer with his wife, Sandy, and daughter, Lisa Riccardi

2017 Living a Faith That Does Justice Award Recipient:
Bob Hilmer

The Social Action Coordinating Commission is pleased to announce this year’s “Living a Faith that Does Justice” award winner, Robert Hilmer.

Bob and his wife, Sandy are long time IHM Parishoners and two of our most active volunteers.
While Bob’s list of volunteer activities is extensive and varied, an important theme is his commitment to feeding the hungry and reaching out to the lonely and isolated. He is an active and proud member of the Knights of Columbus and serves as the coordinator of the parish monthly breakfast. He also coordinates the IHM/K of C Christmas Dinner, providing a holiday for anyone who wants to share a holiday meal. In addition to the meal at the parish, volunteers provide meals to shut-ins and deliver meals to police and fire fighters who are working on Christmas. It is our way of expressing our appreciation and gratitude for their service. Our volunteer food related activities include the SEM food pantry and the Race Track Ministry. In addition to meeting the physical needs of the hungry, Bob’s outreach includes an understanding and a commitment to responding to those who are lonely and isolated. His friendly and caring approach to all he meets is an inspiration.

The Living a Faith that Does Justice award will be presented at the Social Action Coordinating Commission Dinner Meeting on Monday, March. 6.

Congratulations, Bob, for this well-deserved honor and recognition of your commitment of service.